| Mar 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Sixty-eight years ago a cartoon director, a radio station owner, a military film editor and a Glendale schoolteacher came together with the goal of turning an emerging technology into a respected profession.
Their pet project — the Academy of...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 7:26 AM
After the coffee. Before creating my own entertainment festival.
The Skinny: Nothing against "True Detective," but you know what I like about "The Walking Dead"? I like that I am not required to read 10,000-word essays about each episode or search for...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 7:02 AM
After the coffee. Before rethinking my priorities in life.
The Skinny: Don't you hate it when when what you are watching on TV seeps into your dreams? My dreams last night were definitely influenced by "House of Cards." And no, there were no plastic...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 1:23 PM
The TV Academy has decided that TV movies like "Behind the Candelabra" shouldn't have to compete with the likes of "American Horror Story" anymore.
Late Thursday, officials announced that for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in August, separate...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Outgoing "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno and "Veep" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus are among the six new inductees to the Television Academy Hall of Fame who were announced Monday. The other inductees are super-prolific TV writer David E. Kelley, Dolby...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 12:53 PM
WSFL-TV (SFL-TV) is Miami-Fort Lauderdale's CW affiliate, programming a strong schedule of entertainment, local news, and public affairs programming. SFL-TV's signal reaches 1,583,300 South Florida television households representing more than 4 million...
| Apr 24, 2011
The San Fernando Valley is 260 square miles of suburbia. Actually, make that suburbia on nutritional supplements. And antidepressants. With perhaps a little cosmetic surgery south of Ventura Boulevard, where the big money is. Or maybe — now that it'...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 12:26 PM
Earlier this year, Fox canceled the long-running Saturday crime-fighting series "America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back" -- as it had done in 1996, before a torrent of complaints from law enforcement urged a change of heart -- but said the show...
| May 23, 2012
Eugene Polley, inventor of the first wireless channel changer, a precursor to the remote control that surfers use to navigate the 500-plus channels offered by modern television, has died. He was 96.
Polley died of natural causes Sunday at a hospital in...
| Jun 3, 2012
Less than three weeks after nosy neighbor Mrs. McCluskey succumbed to lung cancer on the series finale of "Desperate Housewives," Kathryn Joosten — the actress who won two Emmy Awards for portraying the television character — has died of the...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 4:44 PM
First published on April 24, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
The San Fernando Valley is 260 square miles of suburbia. Actually, make that suburbia on nutritional supplements. And antidepressants. With perhaps a little cosmetic surgery south...